Getting married? You’ll find a nearly endless variety of unique wedding venues right here in Flint and Genesee County. From the many beautiful area parks to the elegant and one-of-a-kind spaces in the Cultural Center to Downtown’s historic Masonic Temple and The Durant Ballroom, you need not travel far to make your dream wedding a reality.
Jason & Jennifer Schweinsberg
Married September 21, 2013
Crossroads Village, Flint
A perennially popular Flint attraction, Crossroads Village is an authentic 1800s Great Lakes town with more than 34 historic structures that make this a picturesque wedding venue with many appealing features. Facilities include a chapel and gazebo for smaller ceremonies and two facilities to accommodate large events.
Jason and Jennifer researched several venues before choosing to be wed at Crossroads Village. “We chose Crossroads because it’s unique and we thought it would enable us to get some really great pictures on our day.” Jennifer says it was important that none of their wedding guests would have to drive long distances, so the Flint location was ideal. “We also liked that we were able to have both the ceremony and reception in one place,” she said. Jason and Jennifer say that their favorite feature of the venue was the gazebo, which makes for a beautiful ceremony setting with the many historic buildings surrounding it. The Schweinsbergs opted to include the horse drawn carriage and carousel in their wedding package. “It was so much fun and our guests loved the experience!” Jennifer says. They particularly enjoyed having the entire park to themselves during their celebration. “The coordinators were really amazing to work with and I would highly recommend Crossroads Village as a wedding venue!” says Jennifer.
Tony Paciorek & Amanda Shaw
Married September 21, 2012
The Genesee Belle Paddlewheel Riverboat
The Genesee Belle offers a unique summer or fall wedding experience. The Belle’s upper deck offers cool summer breezes and unobstructed sightseeing, while the enclosed and climate-controlled lower level is surrounded by windows that offer a stunning view of Mott Lake. All Genesee Belle specialty cruises depart from Stepping Stone Falls, which gives wedding parties exceptional photo opportunities.
“Tony and I met at Mott Farm, so it was the original choice for our wedding, but sadly, that option was not available after the farm closed,” Amanda recalled. “We realized that from the boat, we would be able to see the farm and the view from the water with the changing leaves on the solstice was too good to pass up.”
Adam & Felicia Campbell
Married October 13, 2012
Wolcott Orchard, Mt. Morris & Trim Pines Farm
Many Genesee County orchards and farms make charmingly rustic wedding locations, spring through fall. These outdoor venues often inspire a couple to incorporate a barn, horse or even a vintage vehicle into the ceremony or wedding photos.
“We chose an apple orchard for our fall wedding because our theme was leaves and pumpkins, and we wanted to be married outside under the trees,” said Felicia. “It didn’t go quite as planned because it rained and was freezing on our wedding day, and we ended up having the ceremony under a tent, but it was still beautiful!” Felicia said the fall décor created a cozy atmosphere, complete with hay bales for seating. “I had always dreamed about getting married outdoors on a warm fall day; so half of my dream came true,” she added.
The Flint Institute of Arts
A wedding reception in a fine art museum? Yes! From intimate to extravagant, FIA offers something for every bride and groom.
The Durant Ballroom
Built in the 1920s, The Durant Hotel was Flint’s premier hotel for over 50 years, providing luxury accommodations fit for the various dignitaries, celebrities and business leaders visiting from around the world. Over the course of its life, it served the City of Flint as a grand setting for all manner of weddings, conventions and other celebrations. Located in the heart of Downtown, The Durant Ballroom has been renovated to combine those same sentiments in an entirely new, fresh and exciting way, making it one of Genesee County’s most prestigious wedding venues.